UofL Resources

Composition Program: teaching writing resources @ UofL

Digital Media Meets English: digital media resources @ UofL

Cardinal Compositions: UofL publication of student writing

Digital Media Suite: UofL digital tech support for students


Sources of Media & Inspiration

Creative Commons Search: search for usable media

Internet Archive: search for usable media

Wikimedia Commons: search for usable media

Copyright Laws and Fair Use: A Handout by Crystal VanKooten (CC-BY)

Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives: sample multimedia narratives

Center for Digital Storytelling: sample multimedia stories

Free Music Archive: free music

Free Play Music: free music

Free Sound: free music

Sound Jay: free sound effects


Video Editing

Video editing tools: list of free video editing platforms

iMovie: Mac-standard video composition

iMovie tutorials: Apple support for editing in iMovie (additional tutorials from Megan Hartline available here)

Windows Movie Maker: PC-standard video composition

Adobe Premiere Clip: free video editing on iPhone & iPad

KeepVid: streaming video downloader

MovieCaptioner: video captioning

Prezi: presentations


Audio Editing

Audio editing & recording tools: list of free audio editing platforms

Audacity: free audio composition

Audacity tutorials: support for editing in Audacity

Audacity MP3 Encoder: export MP3 files

GarageBand: Mac-standard audio composition


Other Visual Tools

Data visualization tools: list of data visualization programs & platforms

GIMP: free image manipulation

Gimp tutorials: support for editing in Gimp

Picasa: image manipulation and sharing

Pixlr: image manipulation and composition

Jing: screen capturing

QuickTime: screen capturing

Screencast-O-Matic: screen capturing


Pedagogy Ideas

Ekstrom Library: UofL research assistance & instruction

Past workshops: digital media & comp pedagogy workshops @ UofL

“Ten Ways to Use Digital Tools in the Writing Classroom” by Traci Gardner

“Press Play” by David Carr

Five Self Assignments That Teach You to See” by Richard Berk

Conferences & Organizations

Computers and Writing



Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative


Publications for/about Digital Scholarship

Composition Studies

Computers and Composition

Computers and Composition Digital Press

Computers and Composition Online

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

Showcasing the Best of CIWIC/DMAC

The Writing Instructor

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